Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
New plans to establish an eye care service for pupils and students at special schools in Wales have been unveiled by Health and Social Services Minister, Mark Drakeford.
- £43m schools and social housing capital boost will create 800 jobs says Jane Hutt
- A55 improvement works accelerated and £1.9m Tal-y-bont scheme to go ahead this spring
- Proposed new service to provide SPECS to children in Wales’ special schools
- School Pupil Eye Care Service for Wales
- Proposals relating to the Statement of Public Participation for the National Development Framework
- The draft Private Dentistry (Wales) Regulations 2016
- Producing a New Travel Behaviour Code
- Revision of Inclusion and Pupil Support guidance
- Six Day Standstill – Consultation on the Introduction of Quarantine Units
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- Statistics & Research
An annual report including information on prescription items dispensed and net ingredient cost.
- Between 2004-05 and 2014-15 the number of prescription items dispensed in Wales increased by 46% from 53.9 to 78.5 million.
- Over the decade the net ingredient cost (NIC) of prescription items prescribed by GPs in Wales increased by 0.8% to £581.4 million.
Compared to the rest of the UK(a):
- Wales dispensed the highest number of prescription items per head of population – 25.4 compared to 21.6 in Northern Ireland, 19.6 in England and 19.0 in Scotland.
- Wales had the second lowest net ingredient cost per head of population - £188.04 compared to £228.48 in Northern Ireland, £190.29 in Scotland and £162.98 in England.
- Wales had the lowest net ingredient cost per prescription item - £7.41 compared to £8.32 in England, £10.02 in Scotland and £10.60 in Northern Ireland.
(a) To enable comparisons to be made with the other UK countries the Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) data is used. See notes at end of the report.
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